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13 October 1999 Issue

FOLLOW-UP TO ROADKILL AVOIDANCE ARTICLE
From LT Weezie@aol.com

Just had to drop a note and thank you for the great article in the ARO on Road Kills. I thought also that you might want to add that for a few dollars, you can really actively save some lives.

All our vehicles are equipped with the "Deer Whistlers". You know, the twin silver thingies you see in the stores now... I have had them for almost 15 years...paid the big bucks for the original SAVALIFE DEER ALERTS from the NJ Company...and THEY WORK...I will dig up the research papers they sent me, and they are amazing.

I had the horrendous experience of hitting a deer and I still have nightmares over it. I was going 70 in a small car, and she ALMOST cleared the two lane freeway... well not quite...she died instantly and the Ky HP officer was very very sweet, but I was absolutely grief stricken. Well I have SEEN the whistlers work (the cheap ones work just as well..it is the SHAPE and the sound they produce. They typically work above 35 mph, and cause the sound (which you cannot hear in the car) to be projected so that whoever is thinking about crossing the road will pause...we were driving through the Grand Canyon and all of a sudden a huge Elk stopped before stepping out and turned and faced us... and STEPPED BACK!! Not to mention the everyday road encounters I have because I live on a farm in the country and work on a night shift...

And THANKS for the mention on deer always being in pairs...a few years ago, a doe was crossing the road with a baby...and we stayed put to see the twin following behind the first...it was a very psychic experience..my husband and I just KNEW that somebody else was there..

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